Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are now officially out on the market, and the teardowns have begun for these new devices. The big question: Are the new iPhones water-proof? Based on the latest iFixit teardowns, it would appear that the iPhone 6s is certainly much more water-resistant.
According to iFixit, Apple appears to have Apple has reworked the display to “accommodate the new gasket” which could prevent leakages into the display.
Additionally the most important change appears to be to the logic board of the iPhone 6s and according to iFixit, “Every cable connector on the board—from the battery and display, to the Lightning port and buttons—is surrounded by what appears to be a tiny silicone seal.” The report adds that Apple had also filled a patent for “waterproof silicone seals on board-to-board connectors” in March this year, and it already appears to be in production already.
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So are the new iPhones water-proof? Well as iFixit points out it’s not entirely water-proof (speakers and headphone jack have no such signs) but it’s definitely water resistance.
The iFixit report comes after YouTube user Zach Straley had put out a video of an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus submerged in two bowls of water for nearly more than an hour. According to Straley, the phones work just fine and appear to be ‘water-proof.’
As we had explained in a post on ‘Water-proof’ smartphones, most smartphones are actually water-resistant and come with the added caveat that phone’s flaps and ports should be sealed, if you plan to put in water. Additionally water-resistant phones don’t guarantee against saltwater, so if you think you can go diving into with the new iPhones, don’t be surprise if the water-resistance fails.
Additionally the iFixit tear-down has revealed that the iPhone 6s does come with a smaller 1715 mAh battery, 2GB RAM as was reported.
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